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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 45 to 55 knots except northwest 55 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming northwest 45 to 55 near noon then diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight and to west 20 Saturday morning. Wind backing to southwest 25 Saturday afternoon.

Snow or rain changing to flurries this afternoon and ending Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections today. Freezing spray tonight and Saturday except severe freezing spray over western sections tonight.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero falling to minus 14 to minus 6 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 January 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 10 this morning then subsiding to 5 to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Saturday morning and to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2023
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 45 to 55 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 4 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5021N 5526W to 5123N 5430W to 5426N 5401W to 5803N 5805W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6142N 5807W to 6200N 5747W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white
ice in the extreme western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 26 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4910W to 5020N 4800W to 5215N 4845W to 5815N
5630W to 6005N 5015W to 5805N 4545W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2023

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 27 January 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 975 mb located near Lake Melville.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 970 mb located east of the East
Labrador Sea.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday building ridge located over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 AM NST 27 January 2023 An intense low pressure system over Lake Melville will cross the
Labrador Sea today. Gale to storm force southeasterly to
northeasterly winds ahead of the low will shift to gale to storm
force west to northwesterlies in its wake. Winds will ease tonight
and Saturday as a ridge of high pressure builds in from the west.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters except Lake Melville where a gale warning is in effect.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all regions with open water.

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